aibgitir

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Forms: apgitri, apgitrib, haibgitrech, abgitrech

n i f. (Lat. abecedarium The Patrician Texts in the Book of Armagh 126, 152, 160 . On phonetic value of the con- sonants see Thurn. Gramm. p. 567 ). In O.Ir. indecl. in sg. n p. apgitri, Wb. 19d12 . d p. apgitrib, 19d5 . Later g s. na haibgitrech , Auraic. 315 . abgitrech, Lib. Hymn. i 6.124 . ? Later m. LEIA A-8 , Celtica viii 44 n. 3 .

(a) alphabet: tri gné forsin apgitir, BCr. 33a8 (Thes. ii 20.37). ord abbgitir dorat forsna consona, Sg. 23b5 , 24a10 . iar n-urd apgitrech, LB 237a21 . fo numir apgitrech na nEbraide, Ériu xi 105.11 . ciodh as aibghitear ann? IGT Introd. 1.3 . ó Éireannchaibh fuaradar na Sacsanaigh aibghidir ar dtús, Keat. i 66.1 . aibghitre na dtrí bprímhbhéarladh, ii 101 . an leitir dhéidheanach d'aibghitir nahEabhra , TSh. 713 .

(b) set of alphabetical symbols: ó ro scríb abbgitir dó, Ériu xviii 18 § 24 . scribais P. abgitir dó, Trip.² 1246 = abbgitir, 1269 . tri cét abgitrech roscrib, Trip. ii 552.5 ( LL 352 marg. inf. ). benair aibghitir ogaim ┐ a.¤ ua (leg. uad) .i. tiasca ai i nainm De, O'C. 985 (H 3.18, p. 424b). ni saithi cen aipgitri `there are no sages without alphabets', Auraic. 387 .

(c) Fig. beginnings, elements: abgitir crabaith gl. elimenta . . . sermonum Dei, Wb. 33c13 (cf. the text Apgitir Crábaid, ZCP iii 447 . For A.¤ in Betha see Jn. Celt. Stud. ii 173 ff ). apgitri gl. elimenta, 19d12 . aipgiter .i. tinscetal nó bunadh, ut est cetheora aibgitre gaisi, O'Dav. 1 ( Triads 251 ). créud as aibghitir sbioradālta ann? Parrth. Anma 6286 . do tinnscnadh a.¤ na himresna `the ABC of the business was begun', Caithr. Thoirdh. 41.17 .